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Azure Lab Services now automatically installs the necessary GPU drivers for you when you create a lab with GPU machines. You no longer have to figure out which GPU driver to use on your own.
Azure Lab Services added the ability to automatically shut down virtual machines when a users’ remote desktop (RDP) session is disconnected (Windows).
Azure DevTest Labs recently released integration with Azure Bastion, enabling you to connect to your lab virtual machines through a web browser.
Beginning 6 April 2020, customers will be able to choose only 4-core or higher virtual machines (VMs) as head nodes for the new HDInsight clusters. Existing clusters will continue to run as expected.
From 3 February 2020, the resource GUIDs (also known as meter IDs) and names of Azure low-priority virtual machines on scale sets will change.
Azure Backup policy for virtual machines (VMs) now lets you customise the resource group name created by Backup so you can update it as your company requires.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure SQL Database is beginning the decommissioning process of Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and is transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz and Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors for all new deployments.
Serial console is now available in preview in the Azure US Government Cloud, allowing customers in the government-only clouds to access the serial console of their VMs or virtual machine scale set instances.
Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs) now stores computer-related and process-related data in dedicated data types, making it simpler to query against as well as offering quicker data ingestion.
Use Azure Private Link support in AKS to interact with the Kubernetes API server as a private endpoint in your virtual network, ensuring that all Kubernetes management operations remain completely isolated.
Proximity placement groups – an Azure Virtual Machine logical grouping capability to decrease inter-VM network latency – is now available.
A new Azure service that provides physical servers capable of hosting one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organisation and workloads.
We recently announced Azure Dedicated Host preview which allows you to run your organisation’s Linux and Windows Virtual Machines (VMs) on single-tenant physical servers
Azure Media Services provides a platform which you can use to ingest, transcode, and dynamically package and encrypt your live video for delivery. Live transcriptions is a new feature in the Azure Media Services v3 APIs, wherein you can enhance the streams delivered to your viewers with machine-generated text that is transcribed from spoken words in the audio feed.
Azure HB and HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions
The Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension makes it easier for apps running on virtual machines to use certificates from a key vault, by abstracting the common tasks as well as best practices.
Customer Lockbox provides customers with the capability to control Azure support engineers’ access to workloads that contain customer data. This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.
Azure Disk Encryption enables you to encrypt your Azure Virtual Machine disks with your keys safeguarded in Azure Key Vault.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Single Server reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future PostgreSQL servers.
Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.
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